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The privilege of living in La Pedrera

Carmen Burgos has lived on the second floor of Casa Milà, popularly known as  La Pedrera, for 55 years. La Pedrera is a Modernista (Art Nouveau) site built by the architect Antoni Gaudí in 1906-1912 and catalogued as World Heritage by UNESCO in 1984. Having lived in several different places in Catalonia, in 1960, Carmen […]

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15th Primavera Sound festival programme

The organisers of Primavera Sound Barcelona have announced the final line-up at the fifteenth festival, presenting the list of acts on a mobile app that includes both a video game and the full programme. Downloading the information onto their phone screens, fans of this iconic urban festival can now study the full list of bands […]

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Barcelona’s most-visited museum awaits!

This weekend is the perfect time to discover Born Cultural Centre, the Barcelona’s most-visited museum in 2014, which is staging an exhibition to commemorate 70 years since the atomic bomb was first used. The show, produced by the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, commemorates these events with the purpose of raising awareness about their ultimate […]

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Free Wi-Fi on the Aerobús

The thirty buses that provide a shuttle service between the city and the airport have been refurbished and equipped with Internet access, USB sockets and video surveillance systems. The thirty vehicles in the Aerobús fleet, which provide a shuttle service between the city and Barcelona-El Prat Airport, have been completely refurbished, both outside and in, […]

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Stamp and Coin Fair in Barcelona

The Stamp and Coin Fair in Barcelona takes place in Plaça Reial every Sunday for more than sixty years. The fair not only provides a meeting-place for stamp and coin collectors, but also attracts enthusiasts of other hobbies, such as collecting cava bottle plaques and even sugar sachets. Every Sunday, Plaça Reial becomes a market […]

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Blood Donor Marathon 2.0 Barcelona

This weekend is the time to come of age. The Blood Donor Marathon 2.0 returns with the goal of persuading young people over 18 to give blood for the first time. Blood reserves are low after the Christmas season, and 25,000 new donors are needed. For this reason, the Blood and Tissue Bank has once […]

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Archaeological Foundation loans pre-Columbian pieces to Barcelona

The five-year loan to Barcelona Institute of Culture (ICUB) comprises a total of 37 pieces from the Pre-Columbian Art Collection. The pieces will be shown at the new Museum of World Cultures, which will open next February  7th. The pieces include 34 pre-Columbian pottery works, mostly from burial chambers in tombs located in Mexican states, […]

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New monumental attraction in Barcelona!

From April, it will be possible to stage shows with water, light and music at the fountains in Plaça de Catalunya. Moreover, their energy efficiency will be improved and their mechanisms, more than fifty years old, will be modernised. Barcelona City Council has begun work to maintenance and refurbishment work on the Twin Fountains in […]

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Exhibition and reopening of the basilica and baptistery in Barcelona

Exhibition and reopening of the basilica and baptistery, Barcelona in late antiquity. Within the called “Barcino Plan“, another 310 m2 have been recovered of an archaeological site, which shows remains of the reception room of the bishop, and also the baptistery of the Episcopal group of Barcelona. The site can now be visited along with […]